Todd McFarlane has recently come out and stated that the upcoming Spawn reboot movie will be a Supernatural thriller, not another Superhero movie.
Comicbook.com got the opportunity to listen-in on McFarlane talk about the upcoming Spawn movie. McFarlane began by talking about the genre of the upcoming reboot film, stating, “I hesitate on the word horror. I’m very specific about not using that word too much. Because it has a broad definition to a lot of people,” alluding to the fact that the new Spawn reboot will be a more nuanced take on the hellish character.
“Horror, to my wife or to a lot of people, it means, oh, you’re gonna slaughter some co-eds in some bloodbath or something, I consider dialling it back to say it’s a supernatural thriller. So then it’s not gonna be a gorefest,” McFarlane added.
When asked about the perception people have of the upcoming reboot, McFarlane said, “What’s gonna matter is, really, the first time they get to watch the trailer. And then, once you watch the trailer, then all the talking’s over. Because, now, they’re gonna see it”.
“And then, at that point, they’re gonna go, ‘Oh, that’s either interesting or curious. I might give it a chance.’ Or, they’re gonna go, ‘Yeah, you know what, I was hoping for something a little more, you know, Marvel-like.’ They’re gonna visually see it. I’m not gonna be tricking anybody by saying, ‘Hey, come to my movie. It’s superhero extravaganza,’ then do a dark movie behind their back. They’re gonna see the trailer. Might even do three or four trailers. They’re gonna see lots and lots of this. So, everybody will be personally educated as to whether they wanna walk into the theatre and give it a chance by the time the movie gets there.”
Todd Mcfarlane went on to talk about the smaller budget allocated for the Spawn reboot, stating, “So, for now, I know there’s a lot of head scratching. That people sorta go, ‘I don’t quite get how your movie’s gonna work.’ I do,”
“Again, I’m not saying it’s good. I may be on a suicide trip right now. Being stubborn to a story that nobody may wanna watch. Who knows? But, like I said, if it does work, and we get some success, and by keeping the budget where we’re at, then we don’t need giant success for it to be in a place where we could then quickly say we’re gonna be making a sequel.”
The upcoming Spawn movie will Star Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx. No release date or additional cast information has been released at this time. Readers wanting to view the full interview with Todd Mcfarlane are encouraged to check out comicbook.com’s interview.
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